The COVID 19 induced pandemic has thrown unprecedented challenges to the economy. The job market is no exception. As per reports, in India alone about 4 million jobs were lost during the pandemic. However, as reported by IRENA, the renewable energy (RE) sector and its supply chain created about 12 million jobs globally in 2020, 6% more than 2019. Despite the pandemic, the RE sector has been a job creator which brings hope.
Back in India, the RE sector is expected to witness robust growth over the next decade. India has set an ambitious target of 175 GW by 2022 which has been further updated to 450 GW by 2030. In terms of installed capacity, India ranks among the top 5 countries in the world.
This focus on the RE sector is mainly due to the need for energy security, to improve access to energy in
remote areas of the country and reduce the severity of climate change. Further, to turn India into a global manufacturing hub and to attract foreign investments, the renewable energy sector has been chosen as one of the 25 sectors for the “Make in India” initiative. India has witnessed an investment of USD 70 billion in the RE sector over the last 7 years and is projected to grow in the coming years.
This rapidly evolving RE sector requires not just capital commitments for the public and private sector but also skilled manpower to support technological advancement. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy will require enormous efforts to train individuals to fill the skill gap and find the right job opportunities. Expanding the MNRE’s Surya Mitra training programme and offering certification through empanelled institutions would play a vital role. On a similar note, Greenstitute, a platform developed by Oorjan Cleantech, provides basic and advanced solar training to youngsters and enthusiasts.
Further, Greenjobs is another initiative by Oorjan which connects qualified and deserving applicants with companies that are actively looking for skilled candidates at their organisations. Greenjobs’ goal is to address the hassle of looking for the perfect candidate while also encouraging green living. So, whether you’re a fresher or a seasoned expert, these platforms can help you acquire relevant skills and a job in a reputed RE firm.
Anybody who has completed their high school/ diploma/graduation and is looking forward to working in the field of renewables and environment are encouraged to register on the job portal. Likewise, companies or institutions ranging from financial institutes to EPC companies, who are looking for candidates willing to work in the renewable energy sector can recruit on Greenjobs. The registration on the Greenjobs portal is completely free.
“Renewable Energy holds immense potential not only to fuel the economy with green energy but also create employment and support the Make in India mission. With our Greenstitiute and Greenjobs platform, the gap between supply and demand in employment in the renewable energy sector can be bridged.” says Gautam Das, Founder & CEO, Oorjan Cleantech.
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